‘Bad Art by Good People’ art auction set for Thursday at Hannibal Arts Council

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Teams of artists and community leaders have been working diligently to create original works of art to be auctioned. Pictured is Ryan Rapp of Commerce Bank paired with artist Patricia Garey.  | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Arts Council

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Works of art created by area community leaders paired with artists/mentors will be auctioned at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main. Attendees may view the artwork for sale, enjoy hors d’oeuvres/drinks and network beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $20. Pre-registration is required. To buy tickets, call 573-221-6545, stop by 105 S. Main or visit https://hannibalartscouncil.eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit the Hannibal Arts Council and its programs. Tickets at the door will be $25.

The artist/mentor/community leader teams are:

  • Steve Ayers – Hal Benedict/HNB Bank
  • Rebecca Butler – Natalie Will/WGEM Morning News
  • Kim Caisse – Alicia Rollins/Edward Jones
  • Todd Damotte – Jeriod Turner/Benson Financial
  • Becky Evans – Erin Otten-Smith/F&M Bank
  • Brenda Beck Fisher – Brad Kurz/Edward Jones
  • Patricia Garey – Ryan Rapp/Commerce Bank
  • Matthew Hemminghaus – Ann Lear
  • Steve Holt – Brock Fahy/Chariton Valley
  • Vilma Holt – Susan Wathen/Hannibal Regional Healthcare
  • Tai Taeoalii – Sarah Hathaway/Prestige Realty
  • Cyndi Taylor – Sandy Borrowman
  • James Zimmerman – Austin Shulse/Dutch Country General Store

The Bad Art by Good People title is meant to be tongue in cheek. The end-product of the community leader working with an artist/mentor will more than likely be good if not great. Community leaders were matched with artists/mentors by drawing names out of a hat in November. The Hannibal Arts Council connects community leaders and artists in a new way.

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